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Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980)

An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust.

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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... Lord Fauntleroy
... Earl of Dorincourt
... Havisham
... Hobbs
... Mrs. Errol
... Lady Lorradaile
Carmel McSharry ... Mary
Antonia Pemberton ... Dawson
... Dick
... Thomas
... Rev. Muldaur
... Mrs. Dibble
... Miss Smith
... Wilkins
... Mellon
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Ceddie, Earl of Dorincourt's only grandson and heir lives in America with his mother. The Earl, getting old, asks them to come to England. Ceddie, now Lord Fauntleroy, is an adorable little fellow. The Earl, who at first was rather distant, becomes more en more fond of him. Then Minna shows up. She claims she was married to the Earl's eldest son and that her son, being their child, is the Earl's true heir... Written by Willy Vanhaelen <willy.vanhaelen@advalvas.be>

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Drama | Family | Romance

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25 November 1980 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Little Lord Fontleroy  »

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Fourth film version of "Little Lord Fauntleroy". The first was Little Lord Fauntleroy (1914), the second was Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921) and the third was Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936). The first two versions were silent and these three were all in black-and-white. See more »

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Towards the end, Mr Hobbs and Dick read Cedric's letter in New York, informing them of Minna's competing claim. Mr Hobbs shows Dick a newspaper article stating that the legitimate heir to Dorincourt had been found. The newspaper is dated January 24, 1872. This implies that the conversation between the two takes place after Christmas. In the following sequences, however, Mr Hobbs and the Tipton brothers travel to Dorincourt and spend Christmas there. Of course it is possible that the stay of the three at Dorincourt occurs over the next Christmas, but this would require almost a year to pass between Dick's discovery that Minna is a fraud and the revelation. This would be unlikely, given Havisham's and the Earl's urgency to resolve the matter. See more »

Quotes

Minna: My boy is your right and proper heir and I want what's comin' to me.
Ben Tipton: What's comin' to you is the back of my hand.
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Version of Little Lord Fauntleroy (1995) See more »

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Oh, Dem Golden Slippers
(uncredited)
Traditional
Written by James Allen Bland (as James A. Bland)
[Ceddie dances at the ball]
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One of the all time Guiness Greats
9 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

This was indeed one of the best ever. I loved Ceddy's rendition of "Oh dem golden slippers".

Throughout it was well timed and a real tear jerker.

I lost my copy several years ago - anyone know where one is available???


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